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DotMom61
06-28-2006, 01:58 AM
Well, I didn't find these terribly exciting to look @ once I finished them, but they WERE fun to knit, and I know I'll make some more.


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Pattern: Pomsquad on MagKnits
(http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/pomsquad.htm)
Yarn: King Cole Smooth DK (http://www.kingcole.co.uk/pages/Smooth.html)in Cream and Buttercream

Actually, I ended up completely re-doing this pattern. First of all, I knit it on two circulars instead of 5 DPNs; secondly, my gauge was off using the size needles suggested in the pattern, and I didn't have the right size Addi circs. So, I re-calculated stitches & went to town. What fun!

Additionally, the instructions for the short-row heels were not very clear. Once I figured out what I was doing (on the 2nd sock), I re-wrote the instructions and went back and ripped out the 1st sock back to the heel and re-knit it. Much better!

I'm hoping to try these again and use a pattern stitch for the top of the foot.

These were really easy to make. I think I could wing it completely w/out the pattern now.

Jenelle
06-28-2006, 02:01 AM
How cute! :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
06-28-2006, 02:22 AM
I like the colors! Very cute!

rebecca
06-28-2006, 03:33 AM
:D I love them...they look very comfy :D

mulene
06-28-2006, 04:23 AM
I also love them! They look great :)

loveswildflowers
06-28-2006, 06:57 AM
I like 'em a lot! They are cute and look so soft to wear. Great job! :happydance:

sara_jayne
06-28-2006, 09:05 AM
Great job - how cool that you were able to work through the pattern and make them look so wonderful!

gimmesanity
06-28-2006, 09:18 AM
Very cool....I'm in awe that you were able to fiddle with a sock pattern like that. I would've made a mess. :blush:
What an awesome way to use those last bits of leftover sock yarn, too. I'll be bookmarking this!

Amber
06-28-2006, 09:35 AM
Those are really cute and they look very cozy!

DotMom61
06-28-2006, 10:02 AM
Gimmesanity -- I was a little surprised @ myself, too. :shock: I guess that's testimony to the simplicity of the pattern.

I'm thinking that once I get a few minutes, I'm going to sit down and write out the way I made them. I used a different cast on, different needles (hence different gauge), and my instructions for the heel were a bit different, too. Plus, like I said, I want to add a stitch pattern to the front of the foot. So, hopefully that will be forthcoming by the end of the week, but ... hmmm ... looking @ all those weeds in the yard ... maybe next week?!!

AnreeAce
06-28-2006, 10:08 AM
Happy feet! :happydance:

They look great!

spooky
06-29-2006, 12:48 PM
Those are awsome !!!!! My Mom would have a fit over 'em !!! :heart:

knitqueen
06-29-2006, 02:13 PM
Those are really cute and comfy!

Not that it really matters, because everyone's gauge can be different and you said that you used different needles anyways, BUT just curious what needle size you did use and how many stitches you cast on, because I looked at that pattern too and thought that 52sts sounded small. :thinking:

DotMom61
06-29-2006, 04:34 PM
KQ --

I should clarify that when I said "different needles" I meant that I used 2 circs instead of 5 DPNs, but I *did* use US Size 1.

I ended up casting on 20 stitches using a Turkish Cast-On (http://fluffyknitterdeb.blogspot.com/2005/10/knitting-made-easier-turkish-cast-on.html) (which is waaay easier -- for me, at least -- than a Figure 8). Then, I increased to 48 stitches instead of 64. I think my gauge worked out to be about 6 st/in. Hers was something like 8.5 st/in.

So, actually, the size turned out to be roughly the same. :?? Didn't it? Anyway -- I have a rather narrow but looooong foot (size 10).